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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 31, 2012 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

You take LLR over Lazy Lightnin > Supp? Oh my goodness...

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Sep 1, 2012 12:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

any day - LLR is a song from the heart (and it sits well on 'Ace').

LL->Supp is Bob trying to turn the Dead into possible candidates for "Saturday Night Fever #3" - up there (more like down there) with "I Want To Live In America" (or whatever it was called) by Bob and the Midnites ..... now that would sit well with LL->Supp.

I dunno, maybe, just maybe, it depends on when you got on the bus. If it was around Skull & Roses / E'72, then 'LLR' (and other Ace material) blended in well. LL->Supp from any angle, to me at least, sticks out like a sore thumb - the antithesis of 'Dark Star'->'St,Stephen'->'The Eleven', etc., even LLR.

But, if you joined round about when LL->Supp was introduced into the set-lists, and you thought that was their typical fare ......... OH MY GOODNESS, poor you.

OK, like anything, it gives them the opportunity to stretch out (against a disco theme - but, heh, they started off as a dance band, well, after being a jug band) but that's about it.

Maybe Pigpen wouldn't have liked LLR either (despite the references to him and Janis) but I can't see him doing his shit to LL-Supp and keeping a straight face.

Oh my goodness, call the guys in the white coats.

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Poster: dupree413 Date: Sep 3, 2012 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

I remember back in 1981 when Dead Set and Reckoning came out. That was how I got into the Grateful Dead.

Remember - this is long before utube, etc... .

So having not seen them before, whenever I listened to the album or bootlegs - it seemed that "Bob's" tunes were sang much more often (Minglewood, Stranger, Mexicali>My Uncle, Around>Sugar Magnolia)than "Jerry's". So since I knew Jerry was the unspoken leader I assumed he was singing Bob's songs and vice-versa!! Just a little side note.

Anyway (that was a long way into this, I know) I used to hear some of my friends say that Weir "tried too hard", "got annoying jolting his head back on every syllable", "had foolish comments", you get the idea.

I never had a problem with Weir. I thought he balanced out Jer really well. He did at times try to be " a rock star". But I thought his energy was pretty good most nights.

Weir's whole handling of downloads a few years back...I wouldn't say I dislike or hate him. But it left me a little distant from vault releases, etc.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 3, 2012 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Heard a lot of Bobby hating over the years.....

"it seemed that "Bob's" tunes were sang much more often than "Jerry's". So since I knew Jerry was the unspoken leader I assumed he was singing Bob's songs and vice-versa"

Ha--I have to admit, this instantly made me think of my youth when I was trying to figure this out (late 60s) with NOTHING whatsoever to help...can't recall how I did, but somehow got it sorted.

It's funny how that works when you aren't seeing a band for whatever reason.